Salmon star in the Luggie

A TV film crew spent the morning with Hillhead primary school recently as part of a BBC documentary series about Scottish salmon. During Hillhead’s Meet Your River day, scientists from the Clyde River Foundation waded into the Luggie Water to show the pupils electrofishing in action. Due to industrial pollution, salmon disappeared from the Luggie for many years, but since the mid-1980s they have started to return – a story of urban freshwater regeneration that the attendant film crew was hoping to catch on camera. And Hillhead were not disappointed – pupils watched from the bridge as a healthy-looking salmon parr was scooped from the river. The documentary will likely not be shown until early 2012, but in the meantime here are some photos from the day….!

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